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Today in World War II History—Oct. 21, 1943

First Sea Lord Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound on Queen Mary en route to Québec Conference, 1943 (Imperial War Museum A 16722)

First Sea Lord Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound on Queen Mary en route to Québec Conference, 1943 (Imperial War Museum A 16722)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 21, 1943: Former British First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Alfred “Dudley” Pound dies, age 66; Adm. Andrew Cunningham appointed First Sea Lord.

Luftwaffe bombs Naples for first time; air raid also hits US hospitals at Mostra Fairgrounds, killing 11 patients and medical personnel.

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